Sensitivity of multiband ZP-OFDM ultra-wide-band and receivers to synchronization errors Academic Article uri icon


  • This correspondence analyzes the sensitivity of multiband zero-padding (ZP) orthogonal-frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)-based ultra-wide-band receivers to carrier and sampling clock errors. Analytical expressions and numerical results for the power of intercarrier interference (ICI) and signal-to-interference-and-noise ratio (SINR) induced by imperfect carrier frequency and phase synchronization are presented and corroborated via computer simulations. It is found that the multiband zero-padding OFDM-based ultra-wide-band receivers are quite sensitive to carrier frequency errors but robust to sampling clock errors and small carrier phase offset errors. 2006 IEEE.

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhou, Y. i., Karsilayan, A. I., & Serpedin, E.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Zhou, Yi||Karsilayan, Aydin I||Serpedin, Erchin

publication date

  • January 2007